Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday Devotion, August 30

1 Corinthians 7:12-16

12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.

15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

Quick Notes

There was a time when people thought that if they believed but their spouse did not, they could be free to marry whoever. But Paul questions this and tells us how God might use us to reach our unbelieving spouse.

Quick Questions

Which do you think is easier: loving someone to Christ or to avoid them altogether? Why your answer?

Quick Prayer

Almighty God, by your grace, even the people around me will get saved. Amen.

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